Lantech's new mid-cycle top-sheet dispenser brings tight five-sided protection to high-throughput stretch wrapping with both overhead straddle-type machines and traditional turntable wrappers. The top-sheet dispenser's control settings are independent of the wrapper, making it an easy retrofit option for existing machines.
Matched with Lantech's S-1500 straddle-type stretch wrap machine, the top-sheet dispenser permits high-throughput wrapping of 30 to 35 loads per hour, with five-sided protection that meets the home center industry's latest requirements for loads to be stored outdoors. The top-sheet dispenser is fully automatic, and requires no operator intervention or heat sealing. The system automatically senses load height and positions the film head at the correct height, then cuts the film.
Two systems are available. The mid-cycle model applies the protective top sheet after one layer of stretch film has been applied to four sides of the load, then wrapping continues to trap the edges of the top sheet between layers of stretch film. An in-line model applies the top sheet upstream from the wrap zone, allowing all layers of the stretch film to be applied over the top sheet's edges. The dispenser's touchscreen PLC provides audible alarms and indicators for low film levels and jams of the dispenser or cutter.
Both models of the top sheet dispenser handle 2- to 4-mil "no tack" film in widths from 40 to 80 inches on rolls of up to 12 inches in diameter. The mid-cycle system accommodates load heights of 36 to 80 inches standard. The in-line system handles load heights from 20 to 80 inches standard. Both models are available with a 110-inch load-height option.
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